Information for Employers
Jobkin.ca was created in response to requests from employers like you for easy, affordable access to Edmonton’s post-secondary student population. A partnership between Edmonton’s three largest student associations, our aim is help connect you to a large pool of potential workers, and to help our students find the jobs they need.
Why Hire a Student?
Post-secondary students tend to be responsible, well-motivated, and fast learners – just the kind of people you need helping your organization thrive and prosper.
General Employer Resources
- Employer Toolkit
- Alberta Employment Standards
Your rights and responsibilities, according to Alberta law. Compensation, vacation, termination, and pretty much every kind of detail about what’s legal or not.
- Workplace Health and Safety
Includes a special section for new and young workers.
- Workplace harassment and discrimination: The Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act; Alberta information about harassment and sexual harassment; the Canadian Human Rights Act; federal information on harassment and discrimination.
How Much Should I Pay?
- 2005 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey
A little tricky to use, this site will let you figure out market rates (as of 2005) for specific types of jobs. You will need to know the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code for your job type, however. Each job report includes information about variation in pay for particular jobs across different industries; for example, the listing for Receptionists shows average annual salaries ranging from $14,500 to $35,000, depending on the particular industry. This survey was limited to companies of 10 or more people.
A Few Ways to Make Your Job Student-Friendly
- Be aware of your student employees’ academic constraints – exam schedules and so forth.
- Flexible hours are a real advantage when you are hiring students – not essential, but helpful.
- Students like entry-level jobs – they need to build their experience – but also like to know up-front if there or not there is an advancement path.
- If your job has particular requirements – such as dress/equipment or vehicle requirements – either providing or assisting in obtaining these prerequisites will improve your success in finding student employees.
- If your job requires work experience but you are willing to accept academic qualifications or training in lieu of that, let students know that in your ad.